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    VW commits to Setúbal for a further 15 years


    The Setúbal and Sesimbra port authority (APSS) in Portugal has signed a concession renewal contract with Volkswagen Autoeuropa, which will last for 15 years. As part of this, APSS will charge rent of €500,000 for a 60,000sq.m operating area, and also provide access to the port's specialist ro-ro terminal. Over ...

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    Thomas Blank appointed as managing director, Europe, at Kerry Logistics


    Thomas Blank has been appointed as the managing director of Europe operations, at Kerry Logistics – a third party logistics, freight services, warehouse operations, and supply chain solutions company.He moves from the position of chief executive officer for the Central Europe area at freight forwarding, transportation, warehousing, and supply chain ...

  • Future City

    Material World


    Changes in the very make-up of vehicles will dramatically reshape the outbound sector.It is not what has changed in automotive logistics over the past ten years that is remarkable, so much as what has not. Much in the world’s economy is almost unrecognisable compared to a decade ago, including the ...

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    DSV to buy UTi


    DSV, a Danish transport company offering road, air, sea and logistics transport services, has signed an agreement to acquire US-based non-asset-based supply chain management company, UTi Worldwide. The deal values UTi at around $1.35 billion, and the news is expected to add around 50% to DSV’s annual revenue and scale, ...

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    ECG column: Rewind to look forward


    ECG president Costantino Baldissara (far right, with vice-president Wolfgang Göbel) reflects on the good, the bad, and the frustrating events of the last ten yearsCongratulations to Finished Vehicle Logistics on ten years of coverage of our industry. This is also the 18th year of ECG so we are a (little) ...

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    TPP trade deal is signed by Pacific Rim countries


    The biggest trade deal in decades was signed in Atlanta, in the US state of Georgia, on Monday this week when the 12 Pacific Rim countries that have been involved in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks since 2010 finally came to an agreement.“With today’s successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, ...

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    Richard Wilding named as new CILT chairman


    Professor Richard Wilding has been named as the new chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT). Wilding has been a member of the Institute since 1992, on the board of CILT since 2011, is a committee member of the CILT logistics research network, and ...

  • PortDerince_vehicles

    Safi Port revises ro-ro prices and reveals expansion plans at Derince


    Safi Port, the private company that has been running the Turkish port of Derince since March this year, has announced it has revised its ro-ro handling prices at the request of its customers. It has also revealed plans to increase the operational area at the port, including ambitious plans for ...

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    Repair specialist Dent Wizard buys KhS


    Dent Wizard International, a specialist in paint-free vehicle dent repair, has bought the North American division of damage repair and claims manager, Know How Systems Global (KhS), for an undisclosed sum.Dent Wizard is a leading provider of small-to-medium area repair techniques (SMART) in North America and offers services and products, ...

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    Tesla now in production at Tilburg for European customers


    Prestige electric vehicle maker, Tesla, has officially opened its assembly plant at Tilburg in The Netherlands – the first such purpose-built facility in Europe. The factory is supplying the Model S to customers across the continent, and Tesla has said building in Tilburg will increase the speed of deliveries to ...

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    BLG to open CKD logistics facility for Daimler in Düsseldorf


    BLG Logistics is to open a distribution facility for Daimler at the port of Düsseldorf, Germany, in the spring of 2016. BLG will primarily carry out logistics services for the nearby Mercedes-Benz van plant in Düsseldorf from the facility, including the containerisation of complete knockdown (CKD) kits of the Sprinter ...

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    Panel discussion: where is the industry heading?


    The automotive logistics industry is well known for being evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Change doesn’t happen overnight and this is not likely to change any time soon. However, technology is moving fast and although adoption throughout the supply chain has been slow so far, OEMs and LSPs are confident that ...

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    Hella hit for €50m loss by Chinese supply failure


    German automotive lighting supplier Hella KGaA Hueck is having to completely reorganise the supply of plastic moulded components because of an abrupt cut in supply from one its Chinese providers. The failure in the supply of the parts has hit earnings at Hella in the first quarter by €30m ($33m) ...


    Mazda to make engines in Russia for export to Asian markets


    Mazda will become the first foreign carmaker to produce engines in Russia for export to its plants in Asia following an agreement with local producer Sollers. The company said it would invest RUB 2 billion ($35m) at a new engine plant to produce 50,000 engines annually at a facility in ...

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    The pros and cons of short-sea in Mexico


    The picture in Mexico is constantly changing. At this year's Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit, Roberto Zavala, head of Mexico for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, said it was a country of contrast, or “two Mexicos”. One is the booming emerging market with huge amounts of investment and development, but the ...

  • Last panel

    Coming to an automotive supply chain near you


    The 16th Automotive Logistics Global conference, at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, brought together an industry growing and with positive outlooks. However, the potential changes heralded by the digital economy could upend business as usual. The question is when? Discussing disruption: (l to r) XPO's Bradley Jacobs; UTi's Ed ...

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    Innovative logistics is about joining the dots differently


    Innovation is something that is often confused with simple improvement in the automotive logistics industry but it is not about finding new ways of doing the same thing and patting yourself on the back; its about joining the dots differently.Speaking at this week’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit, William ...

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    UECC forced to recycle vessel due to high costs and low rates


    European short-sea ro-ro operator UECC has been forced to take its vessel M/V Autoracer out of service and send it for recycling. According to its CEO, Glenn Edvardsen, its removal was not because of low volumes but down to historically low freight rates on short sea voyages, a situation worsened ...

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    Carmakers alter supply chains to cope with shift from Western Europe says Colliers


    Latest research from commercial real estate firm, Colliers International, indicates that shifts in economic power and manufacturing capacity over the past two decades have significantly changed the distribution of vehicles in Europe’s automotive industry. The company said that lower labour costs, improved infrastructure and government support have all contributed to ...

  • Volkswagen Golf

    Volkswagen scandal could have huge effect on global supply chain


    Emission-control software built into US-made Volkswagen models, that were found to be violating US clean air rules, have also been used in other VW group diesel cars around the world, Volkswagen has confirmed. This is expected to have a significant impact on the OEM’s global supply chain.Around 11m VW Group ...